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|Family: Tamaricaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Tamarix||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Tamarix chinensis Lour.
Habit: Shrub < 8 m. Leaf: 1.5--3 mm, lanceolate. Inflorescence: 2° raceme 2--6 cm; bract narrowly triangular, acuminate. Flower: sepals 5, 0.5--1.5 mm, ovate, acute, entire; petals 5, 1.5--2 mm, oblong to elliptic; stamens 5, alternate nectary disk lobes, at least some attached below disk.
Ecology: Common. Canyons, riverbanks, roadsides; Elevation: < 1300 m. Bioregional Distribution: SCo, SnBr, PR, SNE, D; Distribution Outside California: to Montana, Texas, northern Mexico; native to eastern Asia. Flowering Time: Mar--Nov Note: Similar in morphology to Tamarix ramosissima; hybridizes with Tamarix aphylla (rarely), Tamarix ramosissima (commonly).
eFlora Treatment Author: John F. Gaskin
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Tamarix aphylla
Next taxon: Tamarix gallica
Citation for this treatment: John F. Gaskin 2017. Tamarix chinensis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=46071, accessed on January 23, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 23, 2017.